As most of us know, Beatport has been the go-to resource for years where DJ’s get super high quality versions of songs that can be used for DJ sets and are ready for the highest state of the art sound systems. With that said, up until now this has mainly appealed to the house music and techno side of the spectrum, while Bass music related DJs are left downloading or ripping songs from soundcloud or youtube (which actually sounds horrible if played live on any high quality system).
But the game just changed, Beatport is going “BACK TO BASS” and has just announced the launch of three brand new genres on their platform Trap/Future Bass, Garage/Bassline/Grime, and Leftfield Bass. These much-requested bass genres joining Dubstep in the store.
The new categories were created by Beatport’s expert curation team after working extensively with leading artists, labels and press including UZ, OWSLA, Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Alpha Pup, Teklife, Daddy Kev, Quality Goods, DJ Q, Mumdance, Butterz, Gqom oh!, Rinse FM, Vandal Limited, 1985, Through My Speakers, DJ Shiftee and Run The Trap (us).
To celebrate the launch of these genres Beatport is giving away a new track from an exclusive instrumental version of UZ’s Layers LP. A new track from UZ’s Layers LP will be made available each week, along with more free bass tracks at beatport.com/freetracks.
Beatport General Manager Terry Weerasinghe says: “We 100-percent recognise that we are really late to the game introducing these genres, but we have been working hard with key labels, artists and press from the bass community to build the best possible experience for DJs.
“We can’t make up for not having huge genres like Trap properly curated on the store five years ago. However we have now assembled a team dedicated to our bass genres, which means we can promote more bass artists and labels by giving them features like an international sales chart, profiled DJ Top 10s and regular artist and label spotlights, plus targeted social support and cross-promotion to our other key genres and global fan bases. We’ll also hand curate the best tracks every week, making Beatport the only store to give promotional merchandising slots to these genres week in, week out.”
FINALLY the artists in the Trap / Future bass space can have easy access to WAV and AIFF files for their sets and won’t have to drop soundcloud rips that sound like garbage on HQ systems.
We’ll keep you posted as they drop more exclusive free downloads with the roll out of these genres.